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Note: Inclusion in this resource list does not constitute endorsement by the DC Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC), nor does omission imply non-endorsement. The DDC’s goal is to provide you with information on some key resources available within the community. Please contact us if you know of a useful resource missing from the list at (202) 724-8612.

Georgetown UCEDD

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300
Mailing address Box 571485
Washington, DC 20057

Telephone: (202) 687-8807
Website: https://ucedd.georgetown.edu

The Georgetown University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service (UCEDD) is funded through the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) to provide leadership, advise federal, state and community policy makers about, and promote opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

University Legal Services

220 I Street, NE, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20002

Telephone: (202) 547-0198
Website: http://www.uls-dc.org

ULS is the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency that provides information and referral services and uses legal, administrative and other remedies to resolve problems for individuals with disabilities and groups of clients.

DC Library Adaptive Services Division (ASD)

901 G Street NW
Room 215, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (202) 727-2142
TTY: (202) 727-2255
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dclibrary.org/services/lbph

ASD helps make the District of Columbia Public Library a leading resource for people with disabilities, for the deaf community and for DC’s multifaceted society of older adults, veterans, and injured servicemen and servicewomen of the United States Armed Forces.

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc.

5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 825
Washington, DC 20015

Telephone: (202) 448-1450
Website: http://www.dcqualitytrust.org/

Quality Trust is an independent catalyst for change in the lives of people of all ages with developmental disabilities in the District of Columbia.  We partner with people and their families so they can succeed, thrive and experience full membership in the communities they choose.

Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc. (AJE)

4201 Georgia Avenue NE
Washington DC 20011

Telephone: (202) 265-9102
Telephone: (202) 265-1730
Website: http://www.aje-dc.org

The mission of Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) is to educate parents, youth, and the community about the laws governing public education, specifically for children with special needs. We seek to empower youth and parents to be effective advocates on behalf of their children to ensure that they receive an appropriate education.

The Arc of the District of Columbia, Inc.

415 Michigan Avenue, NE Suite 150
Washington, DC 20017

Telephone: (202) 636-2950
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.arcdc.net/

The Arc of DC’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all persons with intellectual disabilities and their families through supports and advocacy.


Telephone: (202) 907-6887
Website: http://www.schooltalkdc.org/

The mission of SchoolTalk is to offer parents early and effective opportunities for both raising and resolving their concerns regarding special education identification, assessment, and service delivery, by working with the schools in the District of Columbia to improve the communication and dispute resolution processes that are associated with the delivery of special education services.

DC Partners in Transition

Website: http://www.dctransition.org/

DC Partners in Transition is a group of DC stakeholders who are committed to improving the ability of DC youth with special needs and disabilities to successfully transition into education, employment, and independence.

Inclusion Research Institute

1319 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Suite 110
Washington, DC 20003

Telephone: (202) 338-7158
Website: http://www.inclusionresearch.org/

The primary mission of IRI is to research, develop and disseminate innovations that enable persons of all ages, including individuals with disabilities or other disadvantages, to be independent, productive and included in schools, communities, and places of employment.

Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

2124 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Telephone: (202) 580-6485
Website: http://www.hscsn-net.org/

Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN) provides innovative care to the pediatric Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and SSI-eligible populations of Washington, DC through a management network that coordinates health, social, and education services for our members.

Ida Mae Campbell Foundation

2759 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Suite 201
Washington DC 20032

Telephone: 1-866-851-4945 or (202) 684-7015
Website: http://www.idamaecampbell.org/

The Ida Mae Campbell Wellness & Resource Center is an advocate for Washington, DC based consumers of mental health services, with Co-Occurring physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities.

HSC Foundation

2013 H Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: (202) 454-1220
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.hscfoundation.org/

The HSC Foundation is dedicated to improving access to services for individuals who face social and health care barriers due to disability, chronic illness, or other circumstances that present unique needs. The HSC Health Care System is a multi-faceted organization that weaves together a pediatric specialty hospital (The HSC Pediatric Center), a health care management plan (Health Services for Children with Special Needs), a home health agency (HSC Home Care, LLC) and a for-profit consulting company (Special Needs Consulting Services)

Deaf Reach

3521 12th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017

Telephone: (202) 832-6681 (Voice/TTY)
Website: http://www.deaf-reach.org/

Our mission is to maximize the self-sufficiency of Deaf adults needing special services by providing Referral, Education, Advocacy, Counseling, and Housing.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

1825 K Street, NW
Suite 1103
Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: (202) 454-6400
Website: http://www.clb.org/

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss. Our work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active and productive in society.

Smithsonian Accessibility Program

PO Box 37012
NMAH, Room 1010, MRC 607
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Telephone: (202) 633-4353
Website: http://affiliations.si.edu/DetailPage.Asp?MenuID=141

The Smithsonian’s Accessibility Program strives to make all visitors feel welcome by providing consistent, effortless access to the Institution’s programs, collections, and facilities. This program, which serves as a role model for museums throughout this country and around the world, is founded on the belief that all Smithsonian visitors and staff are valued, and that access should be integrated, independent, and dignified.

Dreams For Kids

926 N ST NW
Studio 3
Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (301) 742-7787
Website: http://dreamsforkidsdc.org/

Dreams for Kids’ mission is to empower at-risk youth and those with disabilities through dynamic leadership programs and life-changing activities that inspires them to fearlessly pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world.  Additionally, the organization is committed to uniting children of disability, race, religion, and socio-economic background and inspires them to realize their full potential and serve as active members of their communities and citizens of the world.

Equal Rights Center (ERC)

11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 234-3062
TTY: (202) 234.7590

ERC is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to identifying, challenging, and eliminating discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, and government services through education, research, testing, counseling, enforcement and advocacy.

DBTAC: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Toll Free: 1-800-949-4232 V/TTY
Local: (301) 217-0124 V/TTY
Website: http://www.adainfo.org/

The DBTAC provides training, information, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, consumers, schools, and government agencies within the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, and DC).

Job Accommodations Network (JAN)

Voice: 1-800-526-7234
TTY: 1-877-781-9403
Website: http://askjan.org/

Designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and 3) educating callers about self-employment options.

Resource Guide for Parents of Students with Disabilities: Understanding ADA, Section 504, IDEA and IEP

Website: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/parents-students-disabilities/

Resources for Seniors and Veterans from caring.com

Website: https://www.caring.com/

Website specific to veterans: https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living-benefits-for-veterans/